WPT World Championship brings out stars

Bellagio Hotel and Casino

The World Poker Tour has taken its game all over the world for Season 6, but the most anticipated event is the World Championship that takes place at the Bellagio.

With a $25,000 buy-in, the World Championship attracts players from all over the world and brings the winners from the other events on the tour to compete for what is potentially a multimillion-dollar first-place prize.

Despite the other major tournaments taking place elsewhere, many pros have already made their presence known in Las Vegas during the World Championship's preliminary events.

The Bellagio has been offering up lucrative tournaments since April 2 during its Five Star World Poker Classic tournament series building up to the World Championship. One player who seems to have taken full advantage is Michael Binger took down Event 13 for $317,280.

Allen Kessler didn't win any of the official events, but he did pick up his seat in the World Championship by winning one of the super-satellites.

Other notables who've been making waves in the poker ranks at the Bellagio during the series are Jonathan Little, Erica Schoenberg, Tom McEvoy, Hevad Kahn, Erick Lindgren and more.

More than likely these will be some of the names popping up during the World Championship as well when it kicks off with today at noon PDT. For the eight days of poker action on tap, poker fans can head to the Live Tournament section as our reporting team provides the best live updates, reports, interviews, photos and more from the WPT World Championship.

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